Jo Kwon talks about being a JYP trainee for 8 years on 'Go Show' + dances to "Be My Baby"
2AM's Jo Kwon opened up about the difficult days he spent as a trainee.
On the June 15th broadcast of SBS 'Go Show', Jo Kwon earned the praise of the audience after displaying his 'kkab' appeal by dancing to Wonder Girls' "Be My Baby", and more.
It was here that MC Go Hyun Jung remarked, "There is a new term now called the 'Jo-Kwon Effect', and it was coined by a biotechnology professor from Ehwa Women's University who wrote about it in a column."
The column stated, 'When it comes to analyzing the Hallyu phenomenon, sociologists like to credit the success to what they call the 'Jo Kwon Effect'. Jo Kwon is one of the key figures in Hallyu- a successful driving force, having overcome 2,567 days as a trainee.'
"I'm so touched, I'm going to tear," Jo Kwon said. "I did read about it once in an article."
"A lot of people tell me to stop talking about my trainee days, and that they're tired of hearing it." he continued. "But I spent my entire adolescence as a trainee, so I don't have much else to talk about. I had no idea it would take this long, and I kept wondering why I wasn't being cut."
Though it wasn't easy, the long 8 years gave him the gift of endurance and patience. "In my fourth year of being a trainee, the 2PM members Nichkhun, Taecyeon, and more came in. That's when I began to feel really pressured."
"J.Y. Park never once yelled at me, nor did he ever compliment me. Both my skills and my appearance were rather average," he continued.
Upon hearing his story, the emcees expressed their surprise saying, "Both Jo Kwon who never asked, and J.Y. Park who simply watched from a distance without saying a word for 8 years are both something."
Source & Image: Etoday via Nate, Newsen via Nate
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